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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Effect Of Induction Therapy And The Movement Restriction In Patients With Chronic Hemiparesis Post-stroke [efeito Da Terapia De Restrição E Indução Ao Movimento Em Pacientes Hemiparéticos Crônicos Pós-avc]
Author: Magalhaes J.P.
Letiere M.
Silva A.T.
Kosour C.
Reis L.M.
Abstract: Stroke often causes hemiparesis with body asymmetry and difficulty in movement. The Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) aims to recover the function of the upper limb in after stroke patients. Objective. To evaluate the effect of CIMT in the recovery of the motor function, as well as of the quality and ability of the upper limb's movements in after stroke patients with chronic hemiparesis. Method. The study was conducted with five patients having medically diagnosed stroke, with chronic upper limb hemiparesis. The patients were evaluated before and after the treatment by the Fugl-Meyer rating scale (FM) and upper limb Motor Ability Test (ULMAT). The treatment consisted of applying a modified protocol of CIMT, for a period of 2 weeks, 5 sessions/day per week, lasting 3 hours each, totaling 10 sessions. Results. In the ULMAT a significant improvement in the functional quality and ability of the upper limb's movement was observed in all analyzed subjects (p=0,00). The results also showed an increase in scores on the FM scale (p=0,00). Conclusion. It was concluded that the CIMT is an effective treatment for patients with chronic hemiplegia secondary to stroke, since an improvement in the functionality of the affected upper limb has been observed after intervention.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.4181/RNC.2013.21.858.6p
Date Issue: 2013
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